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Forum: Pentax K-1 1 Hour Ago  
Does Pentax K-Mount DA 18-270mm work well with Pentax K-1 Mark II
Posted By Adam
Replies: 3
Views: 105
You would want to replace it with the D FA 28-105mm as you walkaround lens:

HD Pentax-D FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR Review - Introduction | PentaxForums.com Reviews

The 18-270mm strictly only covers the crop image circle.
Forum: Pentax K-1 1 Hour Ago  
Has Upgrade Offer Ended(I've been gone awhile)?
Posted By Adam
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Not yet. Also, apparently it is being extended in Canada (due to lack of parts availability), and perhaps other markets therefore.

PSA: K-1 II Upgrade window ending - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Photographic Technique 6 Hours Ago  
Exposing for the highlights
Posted By Adam
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Indeed, as UncleVanya said, highlight correction automatically underexposes by one stop, then lifts the shadows.

It is equivalent to shooting with an exposure compensation of -1 and doing some PP in RAW, i.e. it does affect the exposure parameters.
Forum: Visitors' Center 1 Day Ago  
using manual focus lenses
Posted By Adam
Replies: 4
Views: 189
It's at the end of the custom function tab of the main menu. Here are the detailed instructions:

How to use/meter Manual & M42 Lenses on all Pentax DSLRs (K-1, K-3, K-5, K-30, etc) - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Photographic Technique 1 Day Ago  
Exposing for the highlights
Posted By Adam
Replies: 13
Views: 478
As it's much easier to recover shadows that highlights, I would just stick to matrix metering and enable highlight correction. This should allow you to get well-exposed shots straight out of camera, with the flexibility to fix anything up in post should the need arise. Exposure compensation can be applied on top of that should the need arise.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 2 Days Ago  
US Pentax Deal Roundup - Week of September 17, 2018
Posted By Adam
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Welcome to this week's roundup of the best US Pentax deals!


The list is short, but sweet. In particular, there are some very large discounts currently on Amazon. In addition, many top lenses are selling at the year's lowest prices.




K-mount Lenses


HD DA 70mm F2.4 Ltd.
19% Off / $87 Below Average

Year's price range: $370 - $497
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DA 35mm F2.4
18% Off / $22 Below Average

Year's price range: $97 - $147
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D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro
15% Off / $68 Below Average

Year's price range: $385 - $547
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DA* 300mm F4
12% Off / $126 Below Average

Year's price range: $897 - $1097
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DA* 50-135mm F2.8
11% Off / $97 Below Average

Year's price range: $764 - $1024
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FA 77mm F1.8 Ltd.
10% Off / $78 Below Average

Year's price range: $655 - $797
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D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 AW
9% Off / $164 Below Average

Year's price range: $1700 - $1960
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DA* 60-250mm F4
8% Off / $88 Below Average

Year's price range: $1001 - $1297
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D FA 15-30mm F2.8 WR
7% Off / $91 Below Average

Year's price range: $1140 - $1297
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D FA 24-70mm F2.8 WR
7% Off / $70 Below Average

Year's price range: $980 - $1097
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HD DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 WR
7% Off / $21 Below Average

Year's price range: $280 - $343
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HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro
6% Off / $24 Below Average

Year's price range: $389 - $422
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HD DA 35mm F2.8 Ltd. Macro (Silver)
6% Off / $24 Below Average

Year's price range: $413 - $486
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Third-Party


Samyang 24mm F1.4 ED AS
24% Off / $112 Below Average

Year's price range: $336 - $499
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Samyang 10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS CS
23% Off / $83 Below Average

Year's price range: $282 - $379
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Samyang 85mm F1.4 Aspherical IF
9% Off / $20 Below Average

Year's price range: $205 - $239
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Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED AS UMC Macro
8% Off / $42 Below Average

Year's price range: $455 - $549
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Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM A
7% Off / $31 Below Average

Year's price range: $392 - $499
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Rokinon 20mm F1.8
6% Off / $35 Below Average

Year's price range: $499 - $544
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Forum: Post-Processing Articles 2 Days Ago  
Pentax Q Camera DNG Profiles
Posted By Adam
Replies: 0
Views: 213
I'm sharing some camera profiles (attached) for the Pentax Q which are being contributed by Bruce McL, who's not an active member here but still wanted to share this as a resource.
Forum: Pentax K-01 2 Days Ago  
K-01 with HD DA 20-40mm lens?
Posted By Adam
Replies: 27
Views: 691
As long as you always keep it in a dry environment (use silica gel if needed), it should be fine. Also, to keep the backup battery from running dry, it's a good idea to always keep a charged battery in the camera.
Forum: Pentax K-1 2 Days Ago  
PSA: K-1 II Upgrade window ending
Posted By Adam
Replies: 0
Views: 440
I just wanted to remind everyone who's still considering upgrading to the K-1 II that the upgrade service will only be available until the end of September. If you're still on the fence, here are our tests of the K-1 II:


Pentax K-1 II vs K-1 Autofocus Test - Hands-On Tests | PentaxForums.com
K-1 II Dynamic Pixel Shift: First Impressions - Hands-On Tests | PentaxForums.com
Pentax K-1 II vs K-1 Noise Performance - Hands-On Tests | PentaxForums.com

The in-depth review is almost complete, but due to unforeseen circumstances, has been delayed substantially and may not go live until the very end of the month.

Here's the FAQ on obtaining the upgrade service:

Pentax K-1 Upgrade Service Now Available: Guide - Product Updates | PentaxForums.com
Forum: Pentax K-01 2 Days Ago  
K-01 with HD DA 20-40mm lens?
Posted By Adam
Replies: 27
Views: 691
12k is not a very high shutter count. I don't think your K-01 is likely to die anytime soon, though there are a lot of factors that might influence this, of course.

The GR basically has the same sensor as the K-01, so you'd essentially be getting the same camera (with a fixed lens) in a smaller package. If you're fine with the focal length and want the compactness, then I'd go for it. Otherwise, the 20-40mm sounds like a fine idea.

If you do upgrade the body I'd go straight for the K-70, as it's quite a big step up in terms of image quality. The K-S2 is better than the K-01, but not by nearly as much.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 3 Days Ago  
Poll: 2018 PF T-shirt Design Poll
Posted By Adam
Replies: 121
Views: 5,295
The winning designs are now available!

2018 PF T-shirts Now Available! - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 3 Days Ago  
2018 PF T-shirts Now Available!
Posted By Adam
Replies: 2
Views: 667
I'm happy to announce that the 2018 PF T-shirts are now available! Since we had a four-way tie in the poll this year, this means that there is a total of six new designs being printed. I'd also like to congratulate our winners once again, as this year's designs are among the most creative to date.

Many users have been asking for more colors and shirt options. I'm happy to announce that each design is available in up to 15 colors and in standard, women's, and long-sleeve styles. Polos still aren't available- sorry!

Teespring is continuing to streamline their systems, and we've done our best to simplify the ordering process as much as possible. However, to ensure you get the lowest shipping prices and quickest delivery, please select the correct store corresponding to your region:


Lastly, remember that Teespring guarantees your satisfaction with each shirt. Please don't hesitate to contact Teespring if there are any sizing (or otherwise) issues with your shirt.

Hope you guys enjoy the shirts! If you still want one of the older designs, they're also still available.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
Power Zoom Switch just Broke, Gosh Darn it!
Posted By Adam
Replies: 16
Views: 472
I think you've got them all. The square metal part goes under the button (just flip it over), and then the big plastic part goes on top.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
Power Zoom Switch just Broke, Gosh Darn it!
Posted By Adam
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Same exact thing happened to mine. I just put a little but of clue around the edges of the plastic and it's been on just fine since then. I don't expect to use the switch at all, but it should be functional.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 3 Days Ago  
K-1 not recognising Samyang lenses
Posted By Adam
Replies: 4
Views: 359
This is normal for A-type lenses. The only automation this lens provides is with respect to the aperture setting.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 3 Days Ago  
Pentax DSLR body release rate
Posted By Adam
Replies: 13
Views: 775
My current prediction is we'll see a new GR at Photokina, then a K-3 replacement at CP+ next year. But who knows, maybe they'll surprise us with something unplanned!
Forum: Visitors' Center 3 Days Ago  
You Screwed up my login
Posted By Adam
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Going to go ahead and close this. Anyone with an account issue will be helped promptly through the contact form- even if it requires a manual password reset.
Forum: Pentax KP 3 Days Ago  
My new KP overexposes nearly every short
Posted By Adam
Replies: 18
Views: 570
Can you post a sample photo straight out of camera? The exif should tell us if it's a settings problem.
Forum: Visitors' Center 4 Days Ago  
You Screwed up my login
Posted By Adam
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Please send us an e-mail (Contact Us - PentaxForums.com) along with your username and we'll gladly sort your account issues. Sorry to hear you've been having trouble logging in!
Forum: Pentax K-1 4 Days Ago  
Unintentional double exposures in K-1 mk II?
Posted By Adam
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Unless you set custom function #20, it is easy to inadvertently switch modes (i.e. if your face pushes against the 'up' button). What does your exif say about the drive mode?
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 5 Days Ago  
K-30 - How can I extend shutter speed to more than 30s for astrography purposes
Posted By Adam
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Yes it does; the K-70 and newer (which includes the K-1, KP, and K-1 II) can be set to expose for up to 20 minutes in B.




You will need to use bulb mode and an IR/cable remote; only newer models (see above) support longer timed shooting.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 5 Days Ago  
Crop mode on K-1
Posted By Adam
Replies: 37
Views: 1,129
Since you changed the crop setting, your camera should always shoot in FF mode. But by default the crop setting is "auto".
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
Is an FA* 200 f/2,8 worth it?
Posted By Adam
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Agreed, I would go for the DA* instead. Price wise it should be close to a used FA*.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 Days Ago  
K-3 II died. What should I do?
Posted By Adam
Replies: 26
Views: 1,284
As great as the KP's image quality is, if you are shooting weddings I would stick with another K-3 II for the larger battery and bigger buffer. I'd hold off on upgrading until the true K-3 II replacement is released.



The AF should be the same as in the K-3 II (both of which have improved tracking over the original K-3).
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 5 Days Ago  
Manual expose issues with non-kmount lenses
Posted By Adam
Replies: 9
Views: 269
My recommendation would be to use live view for metering, as then you're not limited to the center point.
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